Descendants' Path


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Descendants' Path


At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card that shares a creature type with a creature you control, you can cast this card without paying its mana cost. Otherwise, put it at the bottom of your library.

Descendants' Path Discussion

Neotrup on How does Descendants' Path work?

3 days ago

There is an interesting interaction with two Descendants' Path . If you do control a human, say Noble Hierarch , and two Descendants' Path 's, in your upkeep both will trigger. If the first resolves and reveals Lambholt Pacifist  Flip so you cast it for free, that resolves, then the next Descendants' Path resolves and reveals Shrill Howler  Flip. You will be able to cast Shrill Howler  Flip because you now control Lambholt Pacifist  Flip, even though you did not control a werewolf when the ability initially triggered.

Akromathia on How does Descendants' Path work?

4 days ago

I have just discovered this card, and I have been experimenting heavily with it.

After a few games enjoying the power given by the "free cast" provided by this card, I got to a point in which I had two copies of Descendants' Path , and I got completely confused.

A 1) The first Descendants' Path resolves, I show the first card, let us say that it is a Hungry Flames card. Then it goes to the bottom. And then what? Do I draw a card and repeat the process for the second Descendants' Path ? or I resolve the first effect on the second Descendants' Path and then I just draw one card?

2) If the shown card is something like Lambholt Pacifist  Flip, then I free cast it (pretend of a second that I have another human in play), and then I draw and start the second Descendants' Path effect? Or do I draw just one card after both Descendants' Path have resolved.

Thank you so much!

Chrisnoants on Ur-Dragon's Multiverse Onslaught | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

Hi MattN7498, thank you for detailed write up. I'm in the market for a casual-but-with-teeth EDH deck and I'm really liking what I see here.

There are a couple of smallish things I'd do differently, but one question stands out and I'm really curious about your opinion:

You've got everything in place to run the Descendants' Path / Lurking Predators / Scroll Rack / Sensei's Divining Top suite - Lots of big creatures that want to be cheated out, many fetches to reset your deck, a Sylvan Library and a few other effects that care about the top of the deck.

I imagine that you lean more towards making your dragons cheaper and / or generating extra mana instead of straight up cheating as those effects work on their own and do not require setting up. Still it seems like a curious omission. Is that something you've toyed with before and didn't like? Please let me know what you think about it!

OMNATH_OMNATH_OI_OI_OI on Tuvasa and Friends [help please!]

1 week ago

As they say, the more lords the merrier. Adaptive Automaton , Coat of Arms (One of the strongest tribal cards ever printed), Cryptic Gateway , Descendants' Path , Door of Destinies , Faces of the Past , Kindred Boon , Kindred Discovery , Konda's Banner (Turns commander into lord), Metallic Mimic ,and Urza's Incubator are all cards that work with tribal.

Davinoth on Omnath & Friends

2 weeks ago

TypicalTimmy Great suggestions! I have a deep love for Coat of Arms, and when I acquire another that's the plan! :)

I might pass on Kindred Summons and Aid from the Cowl , but I really like the synergy between Fires of Yavimaya / Rhythm of the Wild & Descendants' Path . Definitely adding that one!

I've never seen Flameshadow Conjuring before, but I think I'll try that too! Free triggers for Omnath's second ability feels really good! I have a Kresh the Bloodbraided deck that would love this card!

TypicalTimmy on Omnath & Friends

2 weeks ago

You may also benefit from Descendants' Path , Aid from the Cowl , and Kindred Summons .

Not entirely sure if Flameshadow Conjuring will help, but it's worth a look into depending on how you want to play.

ZendikariWol on The Shamans of Jund

2 weeks ago

I know Anowon, the Ruin Sage is good, he just refers to a different tribe and that is a big nope for me, as a vorthos.

While Underrealm Lich is fine, discarding a creature for Fauna Shaman is a lil iffy, in my opinion.

Kindred Charge isn't great. It's fine but like 6 mana for how much damage, effectively? Not enough, at a guess.

Descendants' Path , Wolf-Skull Shaman , are not gonna get you a ton of value in the long run. How many times does it need to trigger to be worth it?

Sangromancer is good but not super good. It's reliant on your opponents and that's always dangerous.

Izoni, Thousand-Eyed doesn't provide much value. Idk if you're forgetting the "nontoken" clause for Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper , but if you are, that, and if not how many creatures do you think are in your graveyard?

Golgari Findbroker is fine.

Gigantomancer is fine.

With so few expensive plays, Urza's Incubator isn't so necessary?

Violent Ultimatum is horrific. Literally Naturalize is better.

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Descendants' Path occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%